by Serge TREFEU (2019)
Sitsarawatseur gym (Pronounced Sitsarawatseua) is located in Samut Prakan, a town not far from Suvarnabhumi airport. He’s in the district of Bang Keo in Soi (Alley) Premruetal Lock, a very quiet soi. The gym’s infrastructure is not big, one ring, three bags of punches.
But this gym, which has been around for ten years, has been completely rebuilt.
THE GYM IS NOT VERY LARGE AND CONTAINS JUST THE TRAINING MATERIAL NECESSARY FOR BOXING
The gym Sitsarawatseur (The students of the Inspector Tiger) belongs to Mr. Pairot Panplu who is associated with Lieutenant Colonel Chanan Butphak nicknamed “Sarawatseua” (Inspector Tiger).
MR. PAIROT PANPLU OWNER OF SITSARAWATSEUR GYM
This businessman and this high-ranking police officer are boxing enthusiasts, they have set up a small team of formidable boxers. The gym has a dozen professional fighters including four great champions.
Two coaches prepare the fighters of this gym who all fight for the famous promoter of the Lumpinee Chun Kietpetch. The head coach is Kosai Salanthim who is an experienced coach. In the 1990s, he successfully fought abroad several times, notably in Japan.
The star of gym is the young Komphetch Sitsarawatseur who at 19 has already won five important belts, one from Thailand, two from the Lumpinee and two from TV7. Originally from Nakhon Ratchassima in the northeast, Kompetch (The Sharpened Diamond) is currently champion of the Lumpinee stadium in 118 lbs (53 Kg). A belt he just won on 10 May 2019 against Chokdee Nuikafaeboran. This little prodigy of rings fighting for the Sitsarawatseur gym since the age of 14.
Komphetch won his first belt at 17. On November 5, 2017, at stadium TV7, he beat Nengern Lukjaomaesaivari (Lumpinee Champion) for the TV7 title in 108 lbs. A month later, on December 8, 2017, in the stadium of Lumpinee, he won the champion belt of Thailand in 108 lbs against the formidable KoKo Paemeanburi (TV7 Champion).
In 2018, he has twice defeated the great champion Ongree Sor Dechaphan (Lumpinee champion, Radja champion), April 3, in the Lumpinee stadium, for the Lumpinee belt in 112 lbs and on June 24, stadium TV7, for the TV7 belt in 112 lbs.
Kompetch defended his Lumpinee belt in 112 lbs a month after winning it. He met the little star Kiew Parunchai (TV7 Champion in 105 lbs, Lumpinee champion in 112 lbs, Thailand champion in 112 lbs) who put stake his belt of Thailand in 112 lbs. Kiew defeated Kompetch and took away his Lumpinee belt in 112 lbs…
Komphetch is part of the “Yod” (Fighter at the Top) in the small weight category. His purse is 100,000 Baht. This powerful technician is one of the most rated in 112 lbs and 118 lbs. He has beaten champions such as Watcharaphon PK Saenchaigym (TV7 Champion), Jomhod Eminentair (TV7 Champion, Radja Champion), Ongree Sor Dechaphan (Radja Champion, Lumpinee Champion), KoKo Paemeanburi (TV7 Champion), Chaiyo Petchyindeeacademy (Thailand Champion), Saksit Kiatmuu9 (KO) (Lumpinee Champion), Yodpayak Jitmuangnon (Omnoi Champion), Kradooklek Kor Klomkleaw (TV7 Champion), Kompaï Sor Jullasen (TV7 Champion)!
In 2018, Kompetch was elected “Best Boxer Hopeful” by the Sports Authority of Thailand!
KOMPETCH WITH HIS AWARD OF “BEST BOXER HOPEFUL” 2018
KOMPETCH IN SPECIALIZED NEWSPAPERS
The other three great champions of the gym are Kongsuk, Phetphutai and Wanchainoi.
Kongsuk Sitsarawatseur is 19 years old, he also comes from Nakhon Ratchassima in the northeast, he has been at Sitsarawatseur gym for three years. Kongsuk used to fight for Suranaree Gym in Korat (Nakhon Ratchassima). Kongsuk has won four belts, the Thailand belt in 115 lbs, the Thailand belt in 118 lbs, the Lumpinee belt in 118 lbs and the Lumpinee belt in 122 lbs.
Kongsuk won his first belt in 2018. On March 6, at the Lumpinee stadium, he defeated Boonchana Nayokatasala for the Thailand Champion Belt in 115 lbs. A belt that he defended victoriously three months later against Banlangnoung Sawansangmanja.
On September 4, 2018, Kongsuk won the Thailand title in 118 lbs by beating Peemai Erawan. Two months later, on December 7, in the Lumpinee stadium, he defeated Jakdao Witsanukonlakan and won the Lumpinee belt in 118 lbs. For this match, a dumpan (Bet between Team) of one million baht was stake, dumpan won by Team Sitsarawatseur!
On March 19, 2019, Kongsuk defeated Worrawut Baoveegym who held the Lumpinee belt in 122 lbs. Kongsuk became the new Lumpinee champion in 122 lbs, a belt he still holds!
Kongsuk was elected by the club of sports reporters “Best boxer of Lumpinee stadium 2018”. He received this award for his good results. Because in 2018, he remained undefeated with a fight at the Radja stadium (Victory in points), seven fights at the Lumpinee stadium (6 wins in points, 1 win by KO), he won a Thailand belt in 115 lbs with a victorious defense, a Thailand belt in 118 lbs and a Lumpinee belt in 118 lbs!
KONGSUK WITH HIS TROPHY “BEST LUMPINEE STADIUM BOXER” 2018
KONGSUK OFTEN HAS FIGHTS WITH IMPORTANT DUMPANS
Petchputhai Sitsarawatseur is 17 years old, he’s from Bangkok of the Bangna district. Petchputhai joined the Sitsarawatseur gym at the age of 14.
Petchputhai is the young boy who rises, he just won the TV7 belt, he’s the current champion of the TV7 stadium in 122 lbs, a belt he won on March 23, 2019 against title holder Phet Sawansangmanja. Petchputhai also won the Lumpinee stadium belt at age 15 in 108 lbs. On November 7, 2017, he beat Phetthareua Cedakobwatsaduphan. Today he receives large purses, his purse is now of 80,000 baht.
In 2018, he won five fights, made a draw and lost once, he beat Nengern Lukjaomaesaivari, Patakphet Sinbeemuaythai, Petchpailin Sitnumnoi, Pimai Erawan, Saifon Rattanapanu, makes a draw against rough Rungnarai Mor Rattanabandit (Radja Champion, Thailand champion) and lost to Pompetch Sitnumnoi.
In 2019, in February, in the stadium of Radja, he defeated Kongsak Sor Sattra and on March 23rd in stadium TV7, he beat Phet Sawansangmanja for the TV7 belt!
Wanchainoi Sitsarawatseur (Singplapaknoi) is 18 years old, he comes from the small town of Pla Pak in the province of Nakhon Phanom in the northeast region. Trained at the Singplapaknoi gym in Pla Pak, he won his first Lumpinee belt in the colour of this gym. Wanchanoi fights now for Sitsarawatseur gym since August 2018.
On June 5, 2018, in the Lumpinee stadium, Wanchainoi beat Saenchainoi Thanaimichel for the Lumpinee belt in 108 lbs. Three months later, on September 7, he won the Thailand Champion Belt in 112 lbs against See-Oui Singhamawin.
In March 2019, Wanchainoi received the Golden Glove Trophy for the “Boxer of the Year Award 2018” awarded by the Sports Authority of Thailand. For the year 2018, he made ten fights and won nine wins, he won the belt of Lumpinee in 108 lbs and the belt of Thailand in 112 lbs!
WANCHAINOI WITH GOLDEN GLOVE TROPHY OF “BEST BOXER OF THE YEAR 2018”
WANCHAINOI IS PROUD OF HIS HOME REGION
The gym also has good fighters like Ongbak Sitsarawatseur, Phetsila Sitsarawatseur, Ritthichai Sitsarawatseur and Saengdaolek Sitsarawatseur.
Ongbak is ranked in the stadium of Radja, he was part of the top 5 Radja in 130 lbs. He has also often fought in Rangsit stadium. In 2016, in the Rangsit stadium, he faced the great champion Kaewkungwan Prewvayo (Lumpinee Champion, Thailand Champion) for the TrueForYou belt in 130 lbs, he lost in points. Ongbak defeated champions like Songkom Nayoksanya, Aikmongkol Kayanghadao, Krungthep Miamikondobangpo (KO), Saengtongnoi Thansuranakorn (KO), Pethmahachon Thairungreugym.
Phetsila fights in 105 lbs at Lumpinee stadium and TV7, Rittichai fight in 112 lbs at TV7 stadium and Rangsit stadium, Saengdaolek fighting at Lumpinee stadium in 120 lbs.
The Sitsarawatseur Gym is a high-level professional gym that has been earning excellent results for several years. It is therefore no surprise that this small gym of great champions received the TV7 trophy of «Best gym of the year 2018»!
SITSARAWATSEUR GYM WAS ELECTED “BEST GYM OF THE YEAR 2018” BY TV7 STADIUM
THE DREAM TEAM OF SITSARAWATSEUR GYM
SAENGDAOLEK, WANCHANOI, KONGSUK, KOMPETCH, PHETPUTHAI